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Author Topic: Powerlifting History The First Man To Reach 2000lbs  (Read 2209 times)
Robert Zuver
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« on: April 17, 2013, 12:12:36 PM »

        In July of 1966 Pat Casey broke Terry Todd's winning streak and was the first man to reach a 2000lbs total in competition. Before him Terry Todd had been on a streak and the first lifter to make 1600lbs, 1700lbs, 1800lbs and 1900lbs in competition. Casey retired from competiton shortly after this event. Casey, West, Thurber and Frenn also trained at Zuver's off and on with our Powerlifting Team. The photos of the plates shown were used by Casey to break his record. They were Zuver 50lbs Muscle Plates. I still have some in my collection.
        If anybody out there has any photos or stories of this historic event, please share them with me.
Thanks
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« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2013, 12:14:55 PM »

A few more


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« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2013, 12:24:10 PM »

nice, pat was a great lifter, along with the other guys mentioned.


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« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2013, 12:25:38 PM »

       In July of 1966 Pat Casey broke Terry Todd's winning streak and was the first man to reach a 2000lbs total in competition. Before him Terry Todd had been on a streak and the first lifter to make 1600lbs, 1700lbs, 1800lbs and 1900lbs in competition. Casey retired from competiton shortly after this event. Casey, West, Thurber and Frenn also trained at Zuver's off and on with our Powerlifting Team. The photos of the plates shown were used by Casey to break his record. They were Zuver 50lbs Muscle Plates. I still have some in my collection.
        If anybody out there has any photos or stories of this historic event, please share them with me.
Thanks
RZno special shirts, only wraps were used back than.



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« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2013, 12:26:42 PM »

 Wink


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« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2013, 12:27:21 PM »

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« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2013, 12:30:18 PM »

 Cheesy bill peanuts west pic'd


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« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2013, 01:56:39 PM »



I think I was there when that bench press pic was taken.
Was that in San Diego?
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« Reply #8 on: April 17, 2013, 02:50:02 PM »

I think I was there when that bench press pic was taken.
Was that in San Diego?

not sure i'd  have a hard time finding that mag, my collection is kinda out of control.
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« Reply #9 on: April 17, 2013, 03:04:40 PM »

not sure i'd  have a hard time finding that mag, my collection is kinda out of control.

I can understand that.
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« Reply #10 on: May 12, 2013, 10:56:22 AM »

after that 1000 kiloswas a milestone noe they hit 3000 pounds . with donnie thompson and company . monolifts super shirt . and all kind of devices .
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« Reply #11 on: May 15, 2013, 09:18:14 AM »

As always...Great Stuff.

Remember seeing that pic of Pat Casey, standing over the bench, when I was in jr. high. Thanks for bring it up again. Believe Casey died rather young and was a cop in Seal Beach for awhile?

I've seen 50lb exercise plates (even 75lbs once) but never Olympic style ones. Any one know why 45's were the standard, rather than a 50lb plate? Because of the European kilo thing and switching over to the U.S. weight measurements?
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« Reply #12 on: May 15, 2013, 10:30:56 AM »

As always...Great Stuff.

Remember seeing that pic of Pat Casey, standing over the bench, when I was in jr. high. Thanks for bring it up again. Believe Casey died rather young and was a cop in Seal Beach for awhile?

I've seen 50lb exercise plates (even 75lbs once) but never Olympic style ones. Any one know why 45's were the standard, rather than a 50lb plate? Because of the European kilo thing and switching over to the U.S. weight measurements?
pat casey was born in 1939 and lived till 2005.
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« Reply #13 on: May 15, 2013, 10:38:41 AM »

as far as the 45 lb plate thing , i think you are right it has to do with weightlifting and the metric systen 20 kgs = 44 lbs so a 45 plate would be the usa's equivillant. 25kg would be 55 lbs.
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« Reply #14 on: May 15, 2013, 11:41:44 AM »

as far as the 45 lb plate thing , i think you are right it has to do with weightlifting and the metric systen 20 kgs = 44 lbs so a 45 plate would be the usa's equivillant. 25kg would be 55 lbs.

Bob Zuver was the first to come out with a 50lbs Olympic Plate because he wanted it to be easier to add the weight here in the US. He believed it made the lifters lift that much more also because they felt weak putting on smaller plates. He also did away with the 35lbs plate in his gym because he hated adding them up also.
We used the Zuver's Gym 35lbs plates for decoration.


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